Mitch Albom “Winds blow. Things change.”

Here is a nice game four article from Mitch Albom, H/T Alice.

From the freep dot com:

How fast was Austin Jackson’s heart beating? All his failures were around him. The only way out was in front of him. Ten times he had struck out in this series — three times in this game already! — and there were two strikes on him again, in the bottom of the seventh, with two out and the bases loaded and the score tied in what could be the last game of the year in Detroit.

How fast was he breathing? How heavy was that bat? “I was screaming at him from the on-deck circle, ‘Dig in! Dominate!’ ” Torii Hunter would say. “Anything to put something positive in his head.” The pitch came in hard from Oakland left-hander Sean Doolittle, and Jackson swung and made contact, hearing the “thwack” of cracking wood.

His bat was dead.

But the ball was alive.

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